Thursday, December 9, 2010

Alleluia! Hallelujah! Heleluya! Heleluyan!

Here's a big list of favourite Alleluias...
  • TiS 701 Alleluia (Iona) A simple Alleluia
  • Taize / TiS 702 / SFFS 2014 / GC257 / GC(II)263 / RS 401 Alleluia 7 (Taize) Of course. Very straightforward and joyous. Sound and sheet music samples.
  • Taize Alleluia 8 (Berthier) This is my favourite Taize Alleluia. It will work well with a cantored Psalm reading. Sound and sheet music samples.
  • Taize Alleluia 18 (Berthier) A lovely simple Alleluia which will work well with a Psalm reading. Sound and sheet music samples.
  • Taize Alleluia 20 (Berthier) Another lovely Alleluia which will work well with a Psalm reading. Sound and sheet music samples.
  • *NCH766 / CH767 / PfAS148G Hallelujah hallelujah (Maraire) A simple and joyful Alleluia in 3/4 in 3 parts. This one is particularly good if you can get all three parts going. It's pretty straight forward, and catcy. PfAS uses it as a Psalm refrain for Psalm 148, or you can just continue the joy of the Easter season and sing some Alleluias. Good for kids    
  • WoV609 / W&R735 / SP&P055 Hallelujah / Heleluyan (Muscogee / Webb) Native American Hallelujah. I like it. It's simple and straightforward. Works as a round, and great with a strong drum beat on 1 and 3. Good for kids 
  • *TiS 720 / AHB 295 / aoVK-85 / AoV2-046 / ATOK 319 / NCH236 / Iona (Many & Great, There is one among us) / CH345 / VU958 / StJ / SFFS 2026 / HPP571 / RS 396 Halle halle hallelujah (Traditional Caribbean) Excellent – simple, great for kids, good rhythm. Good for kids  Sound sample.
  • *ATW 457 / Iona (T1AU) / CH751 / MV050 / StS017 / GC(II)260 / G(3)328 / URW402 Alleluia (Duncan) A simple Alleluia. Gather version has a descant cantor part. Here are some nice notes on how to teach it to your congregation. Sound sample.
  • *ATW 460 / Iona (M&G) / CH752 / VU717 / WoV610 Alleluia (South Africa) (Mxadana) Beautiful and peaceful, especially if you can work all the harmonies in.
  • TiS 257 / WoV613 / W&R736  / G(3)334 / SP233 Alleluia (O'Carroll / Walker) Also known as "Celtic Alleluia". Sources have different lyrics for the verses. Some more inclusive than others. The chorus is great just on its own. Good for kids
  • GC260 Alleluia (Gouin) Simple.
  • GC262 / GC(II)267 / RS 400 Alleluia (Hughes) Joyful Alleluia Fun call and response in 7/8.
  • GC198 / GC(II)211 / RS 343 Alleluia (Mass of Remembrance) (Haugen) Simple round
  • MV054 Alleluia (Monteiro) A Brazilian Alleluia; easy to harmonise. Can start slowly and simply, and build up and speed up! Good for kids
  • MV052 Alleluia (Afro-Uraguayan) Good new alleluia, which would work well with plenty of percussion and guitar. Good for kids
  • GC256 / RS 394 Alleluia (Wise) A joyful, simple alleluia
  • CH753 Alleluia alleluia (Honduras) Simple and fun.  Good for kids
  • MV032 Hallelujah (Pattison) Fun 5/4 hallelujah with a percussion part that would be good for kids (wood block, conga), or for working on at a church camp. Good for kids 
  • Online Resource Hallelujah (Creath) This is a sketch of a song which may give you some ideas of how you could have fun making up an Hallelujah, or you could just download the mp3 and join in.
  • STB104 Praise The Lord / Haleluya Puji Tuhan (Indonesia) (Seram Island melody) A simple Alleluia. 
  • STB105 Amin Haleluya! (Indonesia) (Javanese melody) Another simple Alleluia

      1 comment:

      Conie said...

      We've been doing this samba-styled Hallelujah del Sur ever since I experienced it on retreat with David Poole at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. This and other wonderful music for worship can be found at http://davidepoole.com/id506.html. It's well worth the $100 flat fee to license all the music from Casa del Sol.